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ILLiad now directly accessible from SFX

The USF Libraries try their best to provide its users with the most electronic journals possible. But, in some case, it is necessary to access a print journal.

In a past entry, I explained how to get journal articles that are not available in Lakeland or not owned by any of the USF Libraries through ILLiad, our interlibrary loan (ill) system. If you have used the article databases, you have surely used the SFX button, appearing with each of your search results. SFX gives you a list of options to access the content of the article, including a link to the electronic full-text if available.

Now, those two systems work together to make it easier for you to make a interlibrary loan request. If the full-text of an article is not available, under the catalog search option, SFX now gives you a link to ILLiad that automatically populates the fields in the ill request with the necessary information.

But, before making the ill request, please make sure you have searched the USF (and the PCC catalog) to verify that the journal is not on the shelves of the PCC/USF Library. An ILLad account is also necessary. And remember that you cannot use ILLiad to request articles in print journals housed at the main Tampa Library.

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